Why the Twenties Roared!
Join the Friends of the New Cumberland Public Library for their second Cultural Program of the 2013-2014 season. Janeal Jaroh will present, “Why the Twenties Roared: Significance of the Jazz Age” in Foundation Hall from 3:00 to 4:00 PM.
Responding to the horror wrought by the Great War and the devastation of the Spanish Influenza, many Americans defined themselves by the expression “Eat, drink, and be merry, for tomorrow we die.” Young adults sought to defy tradition, expressing themselves through slang, bootleg alcohol, uninhibited clothing, and carefree attitudes toward propriety. A burgeoning youth- oriented culture arose and brought forth increased social diversity and independence. Women achieved suffrage and demanded equality, not only in the workplace, but at home. By the time the decade came to a close, the financial structure initiated by the war, followed by high risk borrowing and lending; brought the roar to a whimper as a new age of conservatism set in.
Time Traveler Trunks brings history to life by providing hands-on historical presentations designed to engage, engage, inspire, and enrich understanding of American and World History.
Mrs. Janeal Jaroh will utilize authentic material culture and provide the audience with meaningful activities during this free program. Light refreshments will be provided.
Foundation Hall is located at the corner of Sharon and Ninth streets with parking on the street or in the shared parking lot of the library.
Contact the library circulation desk at 774-7820 for further information. No registration needed.